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Alexander Rossi Qualifies P11 and Top Rookie for historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:39PM

It has been an incredible week of top action and high drama at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Alexander Rossi and the Andretti Autosport team prepared and today qualified for the historic 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Following a positive week of testing, which saw Alexander topping the time sheets and taking P1 in two out of the seven practice sessions, the IndyCar Series rookie narrowly missed out on securing a place in the Fast Nine Shootout, and was able to qualify in P11 overall, claiming the top rookie position overall, and lining him up on the third row of the grid for the highly anticipated and historic forthcoming race.

The first part of qualifying took place on Saturday...

Alexander Rossi Storms Top Ten Finish in Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:51PM

Alexander Rossi took his highest place finish of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series so far with a strong P10, and claimed the fastest lap of the race in a stunning drive for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Alexander adds another 20 points to his Championship fight, and currently sits on a total of 70 points heading into the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.


The Verizon IndyCar Series returned home for Thursday's opening day on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course. Together with Andretti Autosport, Alexander and the team made solid progress with the No 98 car, running in P1 in both sessions at points, and maximising the Castrol...

Alexander Rossi Top Rookie in Challenging Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Sunday, April 24, 2016 5:13PM

Alexander Rossi claimed the top rookie spot in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, following a challenging weekend for the No.98 car and Andretti Autosport team. The scenic Barber Motorsports Park played host to the fourth round of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series competition, which saw Alexander racing within the top ten before crossing the line in P15. 


Two of the toughest practice sessions so far this season saw Alexander and the Andretti crew working hard to make changes the Castrol Edge/Curb Honda through Friday, with focus on improving performance ahead of qualifying, on a track notoriously tough to pass on. 


Saturday saw the field of 21 take Mr. Barber's 2.3-mile road course for a morning...

Tough Weekend for Andretti and the No 98 at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Monday, April 18, 2016 1:17PM

Alexander Rossi returned to his home state of California this weekend for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with Andretti Autosport and Verizon IndyCar Series. The weekend would be the first time the 24 year old driver would race on his home turf in his professional career; something he was very much looking forward to. Alexander was able to bounce back from challenging practice sessions with very strong qualifying and race pace, however despite the positive performance the end result on the California street circuit was ultimately compromised following a challenging race.


 


The weekend started Friday with Alexander...

Alexander Rossi keeps it cool in strong debut oval race

Saturday, April 02, 2016 11:38PM

Alexander Rossi collected 18 more valuable points in his second race for the 2016 IndyCar Series this weekend, moving him to 12th in the Championship. Making his oval debut at the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix, Alexander drove a calm and level-headed race to finish P14 following 250 laps of the intensely demanding Phoenix International Raceway.


Friday morning gave Alexander his first taste of oval racing as free practice got underway in Arizona, with the rookie quickly finding his rhythm with the unknown race track format. Keeping it consistent, P14 was the name of the game this weekend, as Alexander made a positive start to complete a tally of 41 laps; running strongly throughout a session interrupted...

Alexander Rossi Takes Top Rookie Position in Debut IndyCar Series Race

Sunday, March 13, 2016 3:53PM

Alexander Rossi finished his first IndyCar Series race just outside the top ten in P12 and leader of the rookies as round one of the 2016 season got underway on the streets of St Petersburg, Florida. 

Alexander and Andretti Autosport made a strong start to the weekend as Friday’s practice session took place under typically blue Florida skies, with Alexander quickly putting his No. 98 car at the sharp end of the field. The American was able to open his first weekend of racing and third day behind the wheel of the black and white Indy car with a strong tally of 47 laps and a best time of 01:01.5198, impressing those around him by his capacity to adapt and immediately get straight on the pace. 

MANOR RACING SIGNS ALEXANDER ROSSI AS OFFICIAL RESERVE DRIVER

Wednesday, March 09, 2016 6:07AM

9 March 2016, 14.00 Banbury, UK / 09.00 Indianapolis, U.S. EST


Alexander Rossi is back in the Manor Racing fold as Official Reserve Driver. Although he’ll be racing in the 2016 IndyCar Series, he will also be making history as the first driver to perform a Formula 1 role simultaneously.


Alex will attend 11 Grands Prix with Manor Racing, where he will work with the engineers and drivers to help develop the MRT05, contribute to team and partner marketing activities and be available to deputise should he be required to compete at short notice. His first F1 event will be the Russian Grand Prix in May.


Dave Ryan, Racing Director:


“We’re very fortunate to have someone of...

ALEXANDER ROSSI TO PILOT NO. 98 HONDA FOR ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 7:26AM

Alexander Rossi will make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2016 with Andretti Autosport. Rossi, who will make the transition from the FIA Formula 1 World Championship to IndyCar, will pilot the No. 98 Honda. Rossi makes his transition to IndyCar official with a rookie test day March 1 at Sebring International Raceway.


I'm very much looking forward to making my IndyCar Series debut this season and am proud to be racing with a team of such high calibre and pedigree as that of Andretti Autosport,” said Rossi. “As a racer through and through, I cannot wait to get started; our goal is to be...

Alexander Rossi Reflects on 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 4:21PM

As the racing season winds up and the holidays begin, the winter break for a race car driver is always a period of great reflection on the year just passed. As I look back on 2015, it was fantastic and there’s plenty to be thankful for and acknowledged!

In many ways 2015 was very successful year for me personally, my racing career and for those around me who help make it happen. One of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned since go-karts and during my motorsport journey is the understanding that ‘You Never Arrive’! With most things in life that are difficult or substantial to...

Alexander Rossi is 2015 GP2 Series Vice Champion

Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:04AM

Alexander Rossi secures 2nd Place in the 2015 GP2 Series Driver Ranking after a very strong season-long campaign, his first full season in the series. Alongside his Formula 1 role with Manor Marussia F1 Team, Alexander was able to secure the Vice Champion position this weekend in Abu Dhabi, after another strong race performance saw him claim enough points to consolidate his position in the high calibre GP2 Driver Ranking. 


The last round of the 2015 GP2 Series began at mid-morning on Friday in Abu Dhabi with typically warm weather, and air and track temperatures of 28°C and 33°C respectively. Given that qualifying and the feature race would be held in the evening with very...